Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

This is the first time I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Hopefully, I will be participating in more! Each week, The Broke and the Bookish post a new top ten list, and ask other bloggers and readers to join in with their own responses. Here goes.

The Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time:

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen: This book has such a special place in my heart, and I would love to read it for the first time again.

Harry Potter (1-7) by J.K. Rowling: This series is so wonderful, I am still amazed when I reread it, but it would be so cool to feel that first time wonder again.

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers: I was so struck by Summers' first book.

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien: I knew nothing of this book when I read it in April 2010, and it completely sneaked up on me with how amazing it is.

Paper Towns by John Green: If you haven't read this book, you really must. Right now.

A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin: I read this book for the first time in high school and have read it so many times since then.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore: This book is fantastic.

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti: Another book I reread all the time, but I would love to feel that first time feeling each time.

Just Like That by Marsha Qualey: Another favorite.

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger: I particularly love the Zooey part, and found it so funny when I read it the first time.

The books on this top ten list are books that I have really loved and were completely stunned by the first time I read them. I would love to read each of these again and recall how it felt to read them the first time around.


Lucy said...

I just loved Birthmarked and Graceling too. I'm definitely intrigued about Dreamland and am eager to read Paper Towns too. Awesome choices!

Trish said...

Franny and Zooey is one of those classics that I have yet to read. I must rectify that!

Michelle said...

Totally agree with you about Summers' Cracked Up To Be. Such a great read! Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten post and commenting :)

Megan said...

I've got A Time for Dancing on waiting on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet. Sounds like I should if it holds up to so much rereading!

I debated putting one of Deb Caletti's books on my list. It probably would have been Wild Roses for me, but The Nature of Jade is a great one, too!